Lexington, Ky 40502
December 8th 2009
Dear Senator ,
There are many issues in this country today. I would like to bring up the subject of abortion. In my opinion, having a child aborted before it was born is murder. In other words, the baby is killed. This should not be happening, this is not American to kill others, and deny people the right to live.
Abortion is not right; taking away someone’s right to live is wrong. My only exception to this horrible thing is if it was a case of rape. Even in the case of rape only about less than 1% of abortion cases are rapes. Many people don’t know that 52% of women obtaining abortion are at the age of 25 or younger and 64% of all abortions are preformed on never married women.
Three weeks after fertilization the eyes and spinal cord are visible and the developing brain has two lobes. Four weeks after fertilization the heart is beating and a circulatory system is in place. The portion of the brain associated with consciousness and internal organs such as the lungs are beginning to develop and can be identified. Seven weeks after fertilization muscles and nerves begin working together. Nine weeks after fertilization more than 90% of the body structures found in a full-grown human are present. At this point, the baby is already there, the baby is not a living creature, as soon as the egg fertilizes a human being is already forming.
Not many people today, know the risks of getting an abortion. Side effects may occur with abortion, whether surgical or by pill. These include abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Abortion also carries the risk of significant complications such as bleeding, infection, and damage to organs and in extreme cases death. Serious complications occur in less than 1 out of 100 early abortions and in about 1 out of every 50 later abortions.
There are alternate routes instead abortion if you do not wish to carry a baby after it was born. More...